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Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Sharp of Guildford Baroness Sharp of Guildford Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) 16 year olds, (2) 17 year olds, and (3) 18 year olds, started an apprenticeship in (a) England, and (b) each region in England in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Table 1 shows Apprenticeship starts in 2014/15 by learners aged 16-18 by region and age.

Table 1: 16-18 Apprenticeship starts by age and region, 2014/15

Region

Age

16

17

18

North East

1,850

2,910

3,820

North West

4,710

6,660

8,620

Yorkshire and the Humber

3,670

5,500

7,200

East Midlands

2,970

4,410

5,450

West Midlands

2,960

4,960

6,490

East of England

2,970

4,070

5,580

London

1,820

3,350

4,810

South East

3,560

5,360

7,270

South West

3,110

4,310

5,740

England Total

27,600

41,500

55,000

Other

400

530

620

Grand Total

28,000

42,100

55,600

Notes:

1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 except totals which are rounded to the nearest hundred.

2) Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme.

3) Age is based upon self-declaration by the learner.

4) Region is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England, learners are included in the 'Other' category. Where postcode is not known this is also included in the 'Other' category.

5) These figures are based on the geographic boundaries of regions as of May 2010.

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